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HTC Corporation recently reported that its sales fell by more than 61% this past year. The company was plagued by acquisitions, layoffs, and resignations throughout 2018. Many analysts blame intensified global smartphone competition for HTC’s dismal numbers. This is the seventh consecutive year that HTC’s sales have decreased. The company’s total sales rang in at NT$23.74 billion ($768 million USD) or 61.78% less than last year. Their consolidated sales have consistently declined throughout 2018. December sales were 8.24% less than November sales, while their third quarter worth per shares were NT$0.65 billion ($21.1 million USD) less than quarter two. HTC was founded in 1997... Read more...
Being a dad isn't always easy. Rewarding? Sure, especially when getting involved with coaching youth sports or other activities. If your dad is awesome, here's a heads up that Father's Day is right around the corner (this Sunday, June 17). Here's another heads up that Amazon is having a Father's Day sale with markdowns on a bunch of electronics, in case you want to reward pops with something other than a shirt and tie combo this time around. Not that he would flinch at adding another tie to the rack, because dads don't do what they do for the gifts. And that is all the more reason to treat him to something nice this Father's Day. If you're looking for ideas, you've come to the right place. One... Read more...
Apple has sold 2.8 million Apple Watches in the U.S. since putting their fancy-schmancy smartwatch on the market just two months ago, this according to the e-mail receipt tracking company Slice. The company's report also says that 17% of those buying the wrist adornment are shelling out for an extra watch band, too, giving the Cupertino timepiece producer a nice double-dip into the cash reserves of their beloved customers. The sales figures for Apple Watch are said to put the timekeeping device at the definitive forefront of the smartwatch market, well ahead of Samsung (which sold 1.2 million smartwatches over the entire course of 2014), Pebble (which reached the... Read more...
Surging demand for Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge has led the company to ramp up production of their new curved screen smartphone, with the early opening of their A3 production line. Though originally set to come online in June, the A3 plant — the third that the company now has in place for making OLED displays — will help Samsung to increase production of the Galaxy S6 Edge by 150%, from the current 2 million to 5 million units produced monthly.  Since its worldwide release on April 10th, the demand for Samsung's latest iterations of its flagship smartphone has exceeded even the heady pre-release predictions made by the company. The company's new offering is available in two... Read more...
Seasons, even in the world of technology, come and go. Lately, Apple has been in a season of change, with quite a few executives moving around, retiring, or otherwise being replaced over the past couple of years. None of that movement has caused any negativity for the brand itself, and we don't expect the latest move to reverse the trend. Zane Rowe, who has served as Apple's head of North American sales, will depart the company soon to be replaced by Doug Beck. Presently, Mr. Beck looks after sales in Japan and South Korea. Essentially, Beck's role is expanding to now encompass the huge North American landscape, which is no small task atop what he already looks after. As for Rowe, it'll be a... Read more...
As of a month or so ago, Microsoft had sold around 4 million Xbox One consoles globally. Sony's PlayStation 4, which launched right around the same time pre-Christmas last year, has gone on to sell over 6 million units. Announced today, Sony has said that it's latest and greatest console/home entertainment unit has sold 6 million units globally, with software sales nearing the 14 million mark. To be frank, those are impressive numbers for both companies, but Sony's decision to undercut the Xbox One by $100 seems to have helped out in the ever-present race to outsell the other. It's a stark change of things, as the Xbox 360 was the leading home console seller for months on end in the run-up to... Read more...
For months on end, the Xbox 360 outsold every other major game console on store shelves. But then, the next-generation war began, pitting the Xbox One against the PlayStation 4 and the WiiU. My, how the tables have turned. The NPD Group's latest research report shows that in January 2014, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One, and by a health 2-to-1 margin. A Sony spokesperson stated that demand has remained "incredibly strong" for the PS4 console, even after the holidays, making it the number one next-gen console to kick off 2014. Not surprisingly, he was quite proud to "nearly double" the sales of the nearest competitor. In terms of software sales, Call of Duty: Ghosts continues to rule, though interestingly,... Read more...
Believe it or not, it's earning seasons again, and a company that always seems to make things interesting in this regard is Amazon. While it's stock price is soaring, the past few quarters have shown tremendous revenue with next to no profit. This quarter, however, Amazon didn't manage to make a dime. While Q3 2013 sales were up 24% to $17.09 billion, and operating cash flow increased 48% to $4.98 billion, pure profit was down. All told, Amazon posted a net loss of $41 million in Q3, but in some ways, it's actually being viewed as a positive. Why? Because last Q3 the company posted a loss of $274 million, so at least things aren't quite as rough this year. The numbers, however, only tell part... Read more...
10 million is a nice, round number. And if you sell 10 million units of anything, you've certainly earned yourself a pat on the back. Earlier this year, LG announced that it had sold 10 million LTE-enabled phones across all of its lines, but that's still not as spectacular as Samsung selling 10 million Galaxy S3 units in under two months. But now, even that record is looking a little shoddy. The Galaxy S4 has soared to 10 million sales in the first month of it going on sale. After launching April 27th, Samsung has seemingly had little issue finding folks who want to upgrade. The Galaxy S4 sets a new record for Samsung, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors. Sales of the Galaxy... Read more...
Ouch. There just aren't too many other ways to say it. As the video game world enters a period of rapid transition, the old players are starting to show signs of wear. The home console market just isn't what it used to be, and neither is the importance of physical media and retail shops. As more and more gamers find their fix in mobile gaming, it's getting tougher for the mainstays to remain relevant. GameStop is a company in search of its next move, and it's losing a lot of money as it tries to find it. The company's Q4 2012 earnings saw a loss of $270 million, on sales of $3.56 billion. Consolidated comparable store sales decreased 4.6% compared to the prior year quarter, while Q4 sales were... Read more...
Much like it's possible to sue for anything these days, it's apparently not all that difficult to patent anything. While that's something of a stretch, Amazon has just nailed a surprisingly broad patent that could have an impact on the consumer electronics economy as a whole. At its most basic level, the patent -- which was awarded in the United States -- details a "secondary market for digital objects." Specifically, the verbiage makes reference to an "electronic marketplace for used digital objects," which would include things like e-books, audio, video, computer applications, etc. Here's a quote from the patent: "When the user no longer desires to retain the right to access the now-used digital... Read more...
Each year, it seems as if Amazon outdoes itself in terms of holiday sales. As brick-and-mortar stores lose their luster, traffic becomes more annoying, and fuel prices continue to soar, kicking back and handling holiday shopping online just seems entirely more reasonable. And evidently, Amazon has become a role model for every other online e-tailer to follow. A recent survey has cited Amazon as the best, most preferred place for shopping online, while JC Penney suffered the largest fall in customer satisfaction of any major online retailer. Up-and-coming flash sites like Gilt.com and RueLaLa.com were also panned, according to ForeSee's Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index. "The importance of satisfying... Read more...
AT&T is enjoying record sales of smartphones this quarter. As a result, the wireless carrier could exceed expectations for smartphone sales for the entire year. While speaking at an investor conference, Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T's mobility arm, said AT&T has already sold 6.4 million smartphones in the first two months of the current quarter. As a result, de la Vega expects to sell 26 million smartphones this year. If this holds true, AT&T will sell 1 million more smartphones than initially expected. "What we're seeing is tremendous response in the marketplace," de la Vega said. "Excitement is at all time high. I feel very good about momentum going into December." Typically,... Read more...
What if you sold 40 million of something in a month? If you're Microsoft, that's not just a hypothetical question. With Windows 8 on store shelves for just over a month now, the company has today announced that 40 million licenses have been sold, up from four million that it announced four days after launch. Yes, it has a long ways to go to catch Windows 7, which reached the 600,000,000 mark in June, but according to Microsoft, sales of Win8 are outpacing sales of Win7 when looking at a similar time table. Curiously, Microsoft has still yet to comment on sales of the Surface tablet, which likely means they don't really have anything to brag about. That said, have you taken the Win8 plunge? Happy... Read more...
It's no secret that Samsung's GALAXY S III smartphone is a hot phone. Today, Samsung announced the phone has reached a record 20 million in sales in just 100 days. The phone originally made its debut in May 2012. With this record, the GALAXY S III has become the most successful smartphone Samsung has released to date. As you may recall, the GALAXY S III features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen (1280x720), a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery. Samsung also includes a number of additional features with the phone such as Smart Stay, S Beam... Read more...
There's no shortage of competition in the smartphone market. While Samsung and Apple may be two of the top manufacturers, there are plenty of other big-name players that are posting very respectable numbers. LG recently announced it has sold more than five million LTE smartphones worldwide. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that LG sold one million smartphones in the month of July alone. LG currently offers more than 10 LTE smartphones in the US, Korea, Japan, and parts of Europe and Asia. LG's Optimus LTE smartphone is one of the company's most popular smartphones, having sold more than two million units to date. The newer Optimus LTE II sold half a million units in the first 70 days... Read more...
China is a big place. Not only that, but a huge market. Apple products have become all the rage over there, and based on Apple's latest quarterly earnings, it's seeing a huge amount of profits come from that nation. Clearly, it's a priority for Apple to sell as many wares as possible there, and finally, the 'new iPad' will be launching in China. Starting July 20, those in China will be able to grab the Retina-equipped iPad that has long since been available in many other nations. Why so late? There was a spat between Apple and Proview over naming rights and other such legalese, but evidently that's all under the rug at this point. Pricing is interestingly quoted in U.S. dollars in Apple's press... Read more...
It's really not a great time to be in retail consumer electronics sales. Or maybe it's just not a great time to be Best Buy. The United States' largest consumer electronics retailer hasn't had a great year, with its CEO stepping away and sales / profits sliding. Now, it's taking measures to ensure that it doesn't slip too far behind, and that's bad news for select employees. The company has just confirmed a 1.4% employee cut, representing 2,400 jobs. This is following the company's announcement that it would have to close 50 lower performing stores in the U.S. Best Buy will cut 600 of those jobs from Geek Squad (which currently employs around 20,000 people), with the other 1,800 coming from "store... Read more...
Things are looking good for Samsung -- really good, actually. The latest reports in the world of mobile make no bones about it: Apple and Samsung are eating up profits in the smartphone world, and at least in terms of sheer moneymaking, it's a two-horse race here. Apple's clearly doing well, and has been for years, but now reports are suggesting that Samsung could be ready to post a "record quarterly profit" on Galaxy Phone sales. The Galaxy line of smartphones, from low-end to high-end, have become hugely popular all over the world, and are quickly becoming one of the faces of Android. Reportedly, the company's next earnings call will reveal a $5.9 billion operating profit figure, representing... Read more...
Samsung has a goal of selling 10 million Galaxy Note devices by the end of this year. It's only March, and the manufacturer is already half way to reaching that goal. Near the end of February, Samsung confirmed that it had sold more than 2 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. Just one month later, Samsung claims sales have reached 5 million units. When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note, we found a lot of features that we really liked about the device. The biggest drawback to us was the fact that its large size made us feel awkward holding it to our ear like a phone. The pen technology and added features the pen enables, however, were quite enjoyable and useful. Samsung's Galaxy Note features a 1.5GHz... Read more...
Apple this week announced it sold more than three million new iPad devices since its launch on Friday, March 16 through Monday, March 19, an impressive figure that proves there's still a rabid fan base for these things. The new iPad's big new feature is its Retina display, one of the main points of emphasis along with adding support for 4G LTE. Apple also touted the new A5X processor, which is still a 1GHz dual-core CPU but with quad-core graphics, and improved 5MP "iSight" (rear-facing) camera. "The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold?the strongest iPad launch yet," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Customers are loving the incredible... Read more...
Samsung's rolling in the dough after posting a profit of 5.3 trillion won in 2011, or $4.73 in U.S. currency, representative of a staggering 79 percent year-on-year growth rate. Smartphone sales have been for key for Samsung, and despite ongoing litigation with Apple over patent infringement claims, Samsung's shipped more mobile phones in 2011 than Apple did iPhones, according to data by IHS iSuppli. "Despite intensified competition amid the global economic slowdown, our Telecommunications businesses continued to post solid earnings with an enhanced line-up of high-end smartphones, resulting in higher average selling price (ASP). Moreover, improved profitability and earnings growth of our Set... Read more...
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